Winter 2016

It's shaping up to be a busy winter already. My first festival of 2016 will be the Waltham Abbey Wool Show this weekend. It will be my first time at this show along with promoting my new book, Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey. I'll be there again with Natalie Selles, Leeleetea, and we'll have our selection of knitting kits and patterns. Stop by to see the samples from the book in person or just to say hi!

Waltham Abbey Wool Show, Sunday January 17th, 10am to 4pm


My next festival will be Unravel, again hosted in Farnham at the Maltings, February 19 to 21. Then it will be a few weeks till I head up to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival again, March 18 to 19. I'm looking forward to revisiting both of these shows this year. Hope to see some familiar faces and meet plenty of new ones! 

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Just a little over four years ago, I came to Scotland to spend my exchange semester at the Glasgow School of Art. It was during this time where I was introduced to the various textiles industries here in the UK and motivated to pursue knitting after graduation. It was a special weekend to return to Scotland and promote my own designs and business that I've managed to grow since then. Edinburgh Yarn Festival was a fantastic weekend, the organizers, vendors and visitors were all lovely and I was touched with the amount of support from everyone. The icing on the cake was that I got to share the weekend with my mom. She was visiting from home and the festival also happened to be on Mother's Day in the UK. Thank-you to everyone who stopped by to chat. I can't wait to see what next year brings, I'd participate in this event again in a heart beat. Do check out their website, there are tones of photos from the weekend! 


My neighbour for the weekend, Dublin Dye. Based in Ireland but originally from Newfoundland! 

La Masion Tricotée came all the way from Montreal. It was great to see Fleece Artist's hand dyed yarn again. Made me pine a little bit for home. 


Stopped by to say hello to Toft. I picked up a copy of Edward's Menagerie. I'm currently working on the hippo! 

Wall of colour at Jamieson's Of Shetland

My favourite discovery of the weekend, The Border Mill, a small scale mill specializing in UK alpaca.  


I couldn't resit the feel of their yarn and the sweetest illustrations. I'm currently making Sous Sous for myself and was able to do a bit of knitting on the stand. 

Till next time Edinburgh!